Those with older models may wish to trade in mobile phones and invest in a new smartphone like so many other people in the UK.
According to research by Ofcom, 27 per cent of adults and 47 per cent of teenagers own such a device and use them in a variety of locations, including at the dining table and in the bathroom.
The watchdog's Communications Market report revealed that 59 per cent have acquired their smartphone within the last 12 months.
More than 81 per cent of smartphone users make calls every day compared to 53 per cent with standard mobile phones.
Ofcom director of research James Thickett said: "Our research into the use of smartphones, in particular, reveals how quickly people become reliant on new technology, to the point of feeling 'addicted'."
Research by GoodMobilePhones.co.uk recently found that 34 per cent of people spy on their partner by looking through their mobile phone.
Posted by Samantha Green
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